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Rocky Meets Patton Meets The Godfather

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I have one more comment about The Formula (1980). Its director John Avildsen also directed Rocky and Karate Kid.  All three movies center around an underdog upstart who takes on the establishment.  In Rocky, Sylvester Stallone’s Italian Stallion takes on … Read More

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The Formula for Making an Energy Movie

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The Formula (1980) with George C. Scott and Marlon Brando is one of the first major oil films released after the 1970s oil shocks.  Rather than presenting the very positive side of oil the way most pre-1970s films did, this … Read More

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Dallas Returns and Energy Abounds

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SPOILER ALERT: This blog post contains many plot elements from the first episode of the third season and the season finale of the second season of Dallas on TNT. I know this is a blog about “Energy at the Movies,” but I … Read More

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